Cleveland, Ohio — Democrats have until Oct. 27 to find a new candidate to replace the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on the November ballot in Cleveland.

The Ohio secretary of state's office said Thursday that, by law, the party leadership in the 11th Congressional District must nominate a replacement.

That can be done by one of two leadership committees in the district.

There's been no decision on whether to call a special election to fill the remaining four months of Tubbs Jones' term.

Tubbs Jones, who was the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, died Wednesday evening after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. She was 58.

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